Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Arrogance frowns; pride smiles.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
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  • ''Good deal: justice for you, mercy for me.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''Call on literary convention, and it will gladly tell your story for you.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • ''The parade was here, but it disappeared around a corner.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''I tried good taste, but the strain was too much for me.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Aphorisms have never seduced anybody, but they have fooled some into considering themselves worldly-wise.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Every life has a love story, even though the beloved may be imaginary, or a cat.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''Fruitless striving breeds less despair than inaction.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''The Enlightenment needs more shadow; the Romantic Movement less.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''Love pinches me until I cry out, but I do not awaken.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).

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